Computational BioMedicine Laboratory

HEALTHWARE

Category: european

Project Title: Standard and Interoperable satellite solution to deploy Healthcare services over wide areas

Funding Organization: EC

Programme: IP-SIP4-CT-2004-516171

Programme Nature: 6th Framework Programm R&D project-Space-2

Coordinator: Alcatel Space

Partners: Eutelsat-France, D'Appolonia S.p.A.-Italy, C2 Team-United Kingdom, Centre National d' Etudes Spartiales-France, United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust, Directorate of Clinical Radiology-Inited Kingdom, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse-France, Total Care Network S.A.-Greece, TelBios S.p.A.-Italy, European Health Telematics Association-Belgium, Jagiellonian University-Poland, Masarykova univerzita v Brno-Czech Repuplic, University of Cyprus-Cyprus, Reseau Euro-Mediterraneen d' Information et de Formation a la gestion des risques-France, Cardioexpress Telemedical Services S.A.-Greece, Foundation For Research and Technology Hellas-Greece, Telespazio SpA-Italy, Telemedicine Technologies S.A.-Greece, Alcatel Espacio S.A.-Spain

Duration: 01/05/2005-30/04/2008

Expiration Date: 2008

Total Budget: 5.465.400 Euro

FORTH ICS budget: 225.500 Euro

Web Site: http://healthware.alcasat.net/

Project Objective: The HEALTHWARE project will focus on the integration of the two-way DVB-RCS technology with existing standard technologies to guarantee the delivery of sustainable end to end healthcare services. The current star configuration of DVB-RCS systems uses a central hub to forward the data transmitted by one remote terminal to another one. Its forward channel uses the DVB-S standard and provide compatibility with one way satellite DVB-S systems which promises the transmission of the information to a larger users scale. The promising two-way DVB-RCS mesh configuration whose hub functions are on board the satellite will also be validated. The launch of Amheris system is expected in 2004 and its innovative architecture will allow for smaller and more economical user terminals as well as for outstanding and interactive applications, notably healthcare applications.

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